Life Performance Enhancement
Life Performance Enhancement represents the future in fitness, sport performance, and rehabilitation. LPE has been servicing the needs of San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange counties for 15 years. LPE is owned by former Azusa Pacific University strength and conditioning coach Derek Wohlers.
Helping people experience their potential, recover from injury, and get on a path to freedom in their physicality.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
All clients receive a Musculoskeletal assessment. This gives LPE an exhaustive understanding of their current state of physicality. A personal program can then be created that provides the client with a program that enhances their individual needs for mobility, flexibility, functional movement, strength, and power that pertains to their personal goals.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Expert in Strength and Conditioning and Human Performance with extensive experience in leadership: developing, implementing, coaching, and supervising various fitness, sport performance, and rehabilitative programs. Noted for creativity and innovative coaching methods.
Levels of coaching experience includes high school, college (Azusa PacificUniversity), national recruiting and player development (MVP Baseball, Baseball Factory). I have experience coaching athletes in MLB, as well as international track and field. Expert in human movement with specificity in the shoulder joint as well as rotation of the spine.
Extensive experience in coaching the following: mobility, flexibility, neurological stimulation, movement segmentation, movement sequencing, strength, speed, rehabilitation, general weight loss, healthy aging, etc. Expansive knowledge of medical terminology, strength and conditioning equipment.
Experience in managing diverse environments of university strength and conditioning facilities across Midwest and west coast. Experience in handling dual responsibility as a baseball and strength and conditioning coach at the high school and university level.
College Baseball World Series appearances: Azusa Pacific University 2008 national ranking #1.
Azusa Pacific University 2009 national ranking #2.
Coached and consulted for national recruiting and player development businesses and organizations across the country. Experience in lecturing on sport performance and nutrition strategies to improve on field performance. Experienced in the use of human movement analyzation software.
Experience in entrepreneurialism; starting a business that has served the community through fitness, sport performance, and rehabilitation services for 18+ years. Served as Chief Financial Officer for a 501-c3 non-profit focused on using sports to reach at-risk-youth and offer life changing opportunities.
Mentorship to younger professionals in the fitness and sport performance industry through internship opportunities offered to local universities. Students received on the on-the-job training.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Pricing is dictated by choice of program and training environment.
How did you get started teaching?
After graduating from college I began coaching at the high school level and soon after was asked to coach at my alma mater Azusa Pacific University. I've been involved with working with athletes since that time.
What types of students have you worked with?
LPE clients include MLB, USA Track & Field, NAIA, NCAA, PGA athletes as well as fitness enthusiates from San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
athletic experience is valuable for the coach to have. Those coaches who have coached at multiple levels will provide a wider array of communication skills and teaching techniques which will yield in faster understanding of the student. Education is very important as well as additional credentials. An area of expertise demonstates a desire for absolute undersatnding and will usually yeild a superior understanding of the sport discipline.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Where they are currently and where they want to go?
What has inhibited them in the past from achieveing their goals?
Have they created/attempted to reach these goals and failed? If so what was the key factor in this failure?